Meijer Announces Plan to Install Wind Turbines at Local Facilities
Supercenter retail chain Meijer will soon expand its green initiatives to include the use of wind power at some of its facilities. The announcement was made by Stacie Behler, vice president of communications and public affairs for the Grand Rapids, Michigan based retailer.
"This is a very exciting project for Meijer," said Behler. "We continue to look for ways to decrease our carbon footprint and this wind turbine project is yet another example of how we can apply innovation to be more green."
Meijer received approval to install the wind turbines from the zoning board of appeals in the city of Walker, the Grand Rapids suburb where Meijer's headquarters facility is located. Current plans are for six wind turbines to be installed on the roof of the Meijer headquarters facility, with meters placed inside the building.
The wind turbines are being manufactured by locally-based Cascade Engineering and should be installed within the next 45 days. Meijer is also hoping to expand its wind turbine project to include its stores in the west Michigan lakeshore communities of Grand Haven and Norton Shores.
has launched numerous green initiatives through the past few years, including the construction of LEED certified stores, a plastic bag recycling program and the continued expansion of green products sold inside the stores, including re-usable bags.
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